Okay, I've been reading and planning and drawing and reading some more, and I think I've come up with a plan for brooding my chicks. I've got 15 chicks coming first week of March (6 are silkies, rest are LF). I have another 15 coming first week of April. Would have had them come at the same time, but I had to get the first batch early in order to get the silkies I wanted. I am thinking of building a brooder large enough for 20 chicks. The first batch of chicks would spend their first month there-after that, the LF chicks would go out to the coop, but I would keep the silkies in the brooder for a couple more weeks. When the second batch arrives, I'm thinking I will put them right into the brooder with the silkies, but keep the silkies separate from the new chicks with chicken wire (or some other partition). Thoughts? Better ideas? Things I'm not thinking about/don't know? Thanks!